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Katalin Kovacs

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science



Katalin Kovacs is a newly appointed (starting October 2021) Assistant Professor at the Biodiscovery Institute, Synthetic Biology Research Centre & School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science to research healthcare provision in extreme and resource-limited environments. She has more than 10 years of research experience in synthetic biology and biological (plant and bacterial) engineering, and she is one of only a few UK based scientist with previous experience in the generation and characterisation of transplastomic plants. She has played a leading role in the development of synthetic biology tools and methodologies for non-model, aerobic and anaerobic organisms, as well as novel gene-drive systems for advanced chloroplast editing in plants.

Expertise Summary

Her current research activities include studying and exploiting the potential of autotrophic microorganisms and plants for the sustainable production of on site, on-demand pharmaceutical from CO2 and renewable energy.

School of Pharmacy

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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